Best ranking performance: Semi-finals, 2014 China Open
2002: Qualifies for the final stages of the World Championship for the first time, losing to Matthew Stevens on his Crucible debut.
2010: Climbs to number 33 in the world.
2011: Makes his first official 147 at the German Masters qualifiers.
2014: Reaches the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time at the China Open. Knocks out Mark Selby in the quarter-finals before losing to Ding Junhui.
2015: Semi-finalist at the Ruhr Open.
2016: Reaches the quarter-finals of the PTC Grand Finals
2017: Quarter-finalist at the Northern Ireland Open